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8th India-Australia Defence Policy Talks

8th India-Australia Defence Policy Talks:

The 8th India-Australia Defence Policy Talks (DPT) was held at Canberra, Australia.

  • Both India and Australia reviewed the bilateral defence cooperation and explored new initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defence engagements.
  • Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership based on mutual trust and understanding, common interests and shared values.
  • India highlighted the potential of the Indian defence industry with capacity and capability to cooperate with Australian Armed forces in its shipbuilding and maintenance plans.
  • Both sides agreed for early finalization of hydrography agreement.